Tag Archives: Cobble Hill

Competition for Cobble Hill Charter School Site

SchoolBook reports that while the Department of Education moves to bring a charter school to Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, State Assemblywoman Joan Millman and former Deputy Chancellor for the DOE, Carmen Farina, are backing a new proposal of an early learning center serving students in prekindergarten and kindergarten that would compete with the charter school for […]

Residents Challenge Condos in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Dozens of Brooklyn residents spoke out against plans to put residential buildings inside Brooklyn Bridge Park during Tuesday night’s public hearing in Cobble Hill. Plans have been in the works for six buildings whose rent would help finance the park’s maintenance and upkeep, reports NY1. A deal between the city and state requires the park […]

Coming Out in Cobble Hill

By Joi-Marie McKenzie “Baby, baby, baby, where did our love go?” Diana Ross’ voice slides over the speakers in Re/Dress Brooklyn, a vintage clothing shop in Cobble Hill. Three volunteers, wearing coordinated black T-shirts, greeted guests as they came in. While one urged them to pick up flyers promoting the Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s latest […]

Bike Lanes Will Be Extended on Smith and Hoyt

Bicycle lanes along Smith and Hoyt streets in Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill will be extended into Carroll Gardens this spring, allowing cyclists to ride from the Gowanus Canal to the Brooklyn Bridge. A handful of parking spots will be eliminated to make way for the new lanes, which will stretch from Bergen Street to […]

Cobble Hill Fire Sunday

Small commotion was witnessed on Sunday at around 12:30 p.m. when several firemen descended on the scene at the corner of Pacific and Court Streets,  just off Atlantic Avenue, in response to a fire alarm. FDNY didn’t divulge any details about the event,  but bystanders claim that a dry cleaner’s shop was the cause of […]